New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the New York State Education Department to do a better job of protecting transgender students from harassment and discrimination in the classroom. In a letter to acting Education Commissioner Elizabeth Berlin, the governor expressed outrage over the department’s failure to implement and monitor provisions of the Dignity for All Students Act relating to gender identity. The letter followed a report by the New York Civil Liberties Union that says discrimination and harassment of transgender students is pervasive and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them. In response, the Education Department issues Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment For Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students that directs school districts to accommodate transgender students, without regard to the safety and security concerns of girls.